​Furchak-Ferko Annual Grant Program Accepting Applications

September 08, 2023

Due to the generosity and foresight of a very special Legacy donor, the Erie Women’s Fund is delighted to offer our Furchak-Ferko Annual Grant Program! The Erie Women’s Fund has committed up to $30,000 for this grant cycle. Proposals should not exceed $30,000.

Margaret Ferko, the benefactor who made this possible, was a native of North East, PA. She held many positions during her long life – Daughter, Sister, Farmer, Teacher, Nurse, and Chaplain. Through it all, her passion for promoting and supporting women and their families was a constant. Margaret believed deeply in a woman’s power to change the world. By leaving part of her sizeable estate to the Erie Women’s Fund, she knew she was doing just that—helping Empower Women and Families for generations. EWF is thrilled and humbled to offer this grant opportunity that honors the legacy of Margaret Ferko and her parents.

We are seeking proposals for projects in the following areas that address varied community gaps that impact local women and children:

  • Transportation
  • Health
  • Workforce Training/Education
  • Housing
  • Child Care
  • Food
  • Healthcare

Eligible Organizations: Applications may be submitted by any Erie County 501(c)3 organization.

Ineligible Organizations: For-profit, sectarian religious activities, fund-raising solely, or hospitality projects.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted here by October 13, 2023.

Other Important Dates: Finalists will be selected November 2022, and the grant recipients will be announced December 2022.

Questions: Contact Olivia Burgess, Philanthropic Services Officer.

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